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30 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Juneau

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Things to Know About Moving to Juneau
Congratulations, you’re moving to Juneau! You’re going to have the time of your life while you’re here, and there are plenty of lessons you’ll learn along the way. Here are 30 tips and insights from ATJ to help you get ahead of the learning curve. Culture 1. Russian Orthodox culture...  Read More

5 Best Places to View Bears in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Brown Bear Viewing in Alaska
Living in Alaska is like living in a zoo that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All kinds of wildlife creatures roam freely through the forests and plains—and sometimes even down Main Street! One of the most iconic animals of the Alaska wild is the bear. And...  Read More

15 Facts About the Kenai Peninsula

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Fascinating Facts about the Kenai Peninsula
The Kenai Peninsula is a fascinating region. It has a rich human and natural history and a complex ecosystem of animal and plant life. There’s so much to learn, and so much to see! Here are 15 of our favorite facts about the mysterious Kenai Peninsula. 1. The first European...  Read More

Why You’ll Love a Summer Job at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge
Fairbanks is known as the Golden Heart of Alaska. Hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, and camping are minutes away, and the people are friendly and welcoming. Here are all the reasons why you’ll love a summer job at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, which is located on the Chena River in...  Read More

4 Reasons Why You’ll Love Living in Juneau for the Summer

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Reason to live in Juneau for the summer
Juneau is Alaska’s capital city. It’s a thriving cultural hub as well as an oasis of natural beauty. You’ll fall in love with Juneau for your own reasons, and make your own special memories here. Of course, there are a few things pretty much everyone thinks make Juneau so amazing:...  Read More

Off the Clock: 6 Things to Do in Copper River After Your Shift

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
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The Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge sits at the gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. With 13.2 million acres of virtually untouched wilderness, there’s a lot to explore here after your shift ends. Here are 6 of our favorites! Hiking and backpacking The largest national park in the United States,...  Read More

How to Get Around Alaska Without a Car

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
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Want to work in Alaska for the summer, but don’t have a car? Don’t worry! You won’t need one to work for us, and there are plenty of alternatives for getting around on your days off. Here are some of our suggestions for traveling around Alaska. Shuttle When you’re working...  Read More

Off the Clock: 9 Things to Do in Dawson City, Yukon

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Working in Dawson City, Yukon
From the history of Jack London to Yukon’s stunning scenery, there is so much to see and learn in Dawson City. Here’s a list of activities we recommend doing once you’re done with your shift. Literary types and history buffs will especially get a kick out of spending a summer...  Read More

Our 6 Favorite Places to Bike in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Best Bike Spots in Alaska
Alaska has some of the most scenic bike trails in the world. Biking can be both an excellent way to stay in shape and see the state during your time as a summer employee with us! Here are some of our favorite rides, although in a state larger than California,...  Read More

4 Unique Alaska Traditions to Engage In

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Alaska Traditions to Experience When Visiting Alaska
If you’re working in Alaska, you’ll want to learn about the cultural traditions that demonstrate a strong sense of respect for the land, a celebration of things unique to Alaska or a way of honoring its history. Engaging in these activities will help you understand Alaska’s depth of diversity and...  Read More